By Deighton Acuin

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Former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Camilo Pancratius Cascolan was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as undersecretary at the Office of the President (OP).

Malacañang on Wednesday made this confirmation after the former made a statement to reporters earlier this morning.

“Kinukumpirma po natin na napirmahan na noong Lunes, February 22, ang appointment paper ni dating PNP chief Camilo Cascolan bilang undersecretary sa Office of the President,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said in a media briefing.

“Welcome aboard, Usec. Cascolan,” he added.

Duterte named Cascolan as the 24th PNP Chief on September. Cascolan only held the post for two months. He was then replaced by controversial cop Debold Sinas on November.

Upon the retirement of his predecessor, Archie Gamboa, Cascolan served as the officer-in-charge of the police organization.

Before his retirement, Cascolan said he was willing to accept any new post in the government.

“Of course, I am always here for the President,” he told reporters in November last year.

Cascolan also served in Baguio City and was a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Sinagtalaga Class of 1986.

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